You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Five Individuals Indicted In August Federal Grand Jury

Indictments Include Firearms Charges, Failure To Register As Sex Offender, And Theft Of Government Funds

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the August 2016 Federal Grand Jury.

"The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury.  A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt.  A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant.  A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court.  Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

 

WILLIAM HENRY CRAIG, age 26, of Wagoner, Oklahoma

Possession Of An Unregistered Firearm (Destructive Device)
Possession Of An Unregistered Firearm
Possession Of A Firearm With An Obliterated Serial Number

The Indictment alleges that on or about April 5, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess a destructive device, which is a firearm, a CBC (Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos), Model 151, 20 gauge shotgun, with a barrel of less than 18 inches in length and an overall length of less than 26 inches, not registered to him and from which the manufacturer's serial number had been removed, altered and obliterated, which had been shipped and transported in interstate or foreign commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Wagoner Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The charges are in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871, punishable by no more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000.00 or both and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(k) and 924(a)(1)(B), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington

 

THOMAS ZACHARY PETERS, age 32, of Lansing, Michigan

Failure To Register As Sex Offender
Felon In Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition

The Superseding Indictment alleges that from in or about November 2015, the exact date being unknown, until on or about June 1, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction from the State of Michigan, in Eaton County, on or about April 7, 2005, for the offense of Criminal Sexual Conduct-2nd Degree, traveled in interstate and foreign commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and  having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce,  a firearm and ammunition.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Service.  The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3), and Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), each charge is punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

 

BRADLEY DEWAYNE BAILEY, age 39, of Messer, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about May 17, 2016, July 6, 2016 and July 18, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, the Hugo Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

 

MICHAEL FERRARIE EUBANKS, age 57, of Atoka, Oklahoma

HYDIE ROYLENE EUBANKS, age 58, of Atoka, Oklahoma

Theft Of Government Funds
Concealment Of A Material Fact
False Statements
Forfeiture Allegation

The Indictment alleges that from in or about September 2010, and continuing through March 10, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendants did knowingly and willfully embezzle, steal, and convert to their own use, money and things of value from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”), a department or agency of the United States, which money had been paid to the defendants as Social Security disability payments for the benefit of MICHAEL FERRARIE EUBANKS to which the defendants knew MICHAEL FERRARIE EUBANKS was not entitled, having a value in excess of $1,000.00 and in a matter within the jurisdiction of Social Security Administration, having knowledge of the occurrence of an event affecting the right to receive or continue to receive Social Security Disability Income payments, concealed and failed to disclose such events with the intent to fraudulently secure payment when no payment was authorized.  Specifically, defendants MICHAEL FERRARIE EUBANKS and HYDIE ROYLENE EUBANKS intentionally concealed that MICHAEL FERRARIE EUBANKS secured gainful employment in order to receive and continue to receive and spend Disability Income payments made by the Social Security Administration to them.  By such action, defendants MICHAEL FERRARIE EUBANKS and HYDIE ROYLENE EUBANKS took approximately $67,633.00 in Social Security Disability Income payments to which they were not entitled. 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about June 10, 2015 and again on or about December 21, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did knowingly make or cause to be made any false statement or representation of a material fact to the Social Security Administration in any application for any payment or for a disability determination. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.  The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 641 & 2, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both; Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(4) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2; Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, all punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

Updated September 8, 2016